In this A Court of Frost and Starlight book review I will be sharing my thoughts on the novella in the ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas. As per usual I will keep this review as spoiler free as I can, but there isn’t a lot in this novella to spoil.
“The weaver went on, “I have to create, or it was all for nothing. I have to create, or I will crumple up with despair and never leave my bed. I have to create because I have no other way of voicing this.” Her hand rested on her heart, and my eyes burned.”Sarah J Maas, A Court of Frost and Starlight
The first time I read this book I accidentally read it after I had read A Court of Silver Flame so it wasn’t great because I had already moved on from Rhys and Feyre. However, the second time around I read this in order and it was so much better.
Since we don’t always get trigger warnings on books I like to give trigger warnings in my reviews. This can help people avoid certain triggers that could hurt their mental well being.
Possible Triggers in this book are:
- Sexually Explicit Scenes
For a list of the triggers I look for you can check out this link here. This may or may not be a complete list of triggers for this book, I do my best to make sure I mark anything that could be a potential trigger but I may accidentally miss triggers.
Synopsis and Author
We once again join our favorite characters in Valaris as they prepare for the Winter Solstice. This book was very much like a “where are they now?” type of book and I’m grateful for it. There is healing that needs to happen now that the war is over and this book helps us to understand that healing process for our characters.
Sarah J Maas gave us this beautifully sweet and simple Novella just to catch up with our favorite characters to see how they were doing. I also believe this was her way of telling us where things would be going in the future for the series.
A Court of Frost and Starlight Reading Experience
Most of A Court of Frost and Starlight is set in the Night Court in Velaris with a few scenes in an Illyrian camp and at another location with Mor. While we’ve always had Feyre as our primary point of view this book brings us into the point of view of many characters
We get the POV of Rhysand, Feyre, Cassian, Morrigan, and Nesta in this book. This gives Sarah J Maas quite a bit to work with in the future with telling the stories of the remainder of the characters if she wants to.
The central plot to this book is that our group of characters are getting ready to celebrate the Winter Solstice while Feyre is stepping into her role as High Lady as the roles of others change. There isn’t a lot of action, one spicy scene, a lot of moments of laughter, and it’s sweet and simple.
This book is only about 230 pages with 28 chapters. It’s a simple story with a small plot and a mostly happy ending. It was easy to read with great descriptions for the scenes.
I read this book in one sitting and got a lot of good laughs out of it. There were also some real heart breaking moments that give us a glimpse into what is to come with A Court of Silver Flames and any other books that move past that.
A Court of Frost and Starlight Book Review
I always love to read about Rhys and Feyre but I don’t feel like this book was really only about them. The main character that was my favorite in this book was Azriel. His kindness, the small things he would do for Elaine. It felt like we were finally seeing more from the quiet shadowslinger.
I loved that we got to see Morrigan’s point of view as well. I felt like there is a story here that we can get from Sarah J Maas and I really hope we do because I love Mor and want more from her.
Cassian and Nesta interact in this book and it shows us exactly what’s going on with Nesta and if you don’t see past it, I’m glad you’ve never dealt with what she is dealing with.
I don’t feel like we needed a huge 700 page book about Feyre and Rhysand at this point in the story but I was glad to see this small novella that brought us into the minds of some of our other favorite characters. It was a great book showing some of the healing, Feyre stepping into her place as High Lady, and we see more of our Inner Circle just being themselves.
Before I rate this book I want to give you a bit of background about what my rankings mean. I typically read books that I check out through the Libby app with my local library or through Kindle Unlimited.
I rarely buy ebooks unless they are cheaply priced or on sale. I also very rarely buy physical copies of books. I’m a bit of a minimalist so I have to absolutely adore a book to buy a physical copy that will be proudly displayed in my home.
So my ranking system is as follows:
- 5 Stars equals I am buying a physical copy of this book. I will read this book at least 10 more times, it is the best ever.
- 4 stars equals a great book. I might buy an ebook version when it’s on sale so that I can re-read it at least one more time.
- 3 stars equals a good book. I likely won’t read again but I appreciate the story.
- 2 stars equals “Meh.” I will not read this book again, it had a lot of problems and I did not care for it.
- 1 star equals a bad book. I barely finished this book and I will never recommend anyone waste valuable book reading time on this book.
- 0 stars is a did not finish book. I will never finish that book and it is banished.
A Court of Frost and Starlight gets a 5 from me because it was exactly what I would expect it to be. I didn’t need more from this story than what I got. I needed to see that our favorite characters were healing and adapting after going through everything and that’s what I got.
- I liked that we got a small story about what our favorite characters are doing.
- This Novella is fantastic for leading us into A Court of Silver Flames.
- The laughter that I had throughout this book was a great way to end this part of the story.
- I wish we had at least gotten an Azriel point of view as well. I want to know more about him.
Final Thoughts on A Court of Frost and Starlight
I just wanted a short and sweet story to complete the Feyre and Rhysand story and this was that book. I personally loved how we got to see what other people are doing and feeling as well which guides us right into the books that come after.
It was a cute novella and I enjoyed it a lot. I liked the break from the constant go and action of war and fighting. It was very good.
Additional Book Review in this Series
- A Court of Thorns and Roses
- A Court of Mist and Fury
- A Court of Wings and Ruin
- A Court of Silver Flames
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